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Can you stomach the Disgusting Food Museum?

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Dr. Samuel West, curator of the Disgusting Food Museum, stands before a wall of something some might consider disgusting. Photo credit: Peter Gilstrap

If the idea of eating rotting fish, bull’s penis, and monkey brains piques your interest, the Disgusting Food Museum in the Arts District might be for you. Peter Gilstrap recently investigated the temporary exhibit at the A + D Museum, which runs through February 17.

Cuy, a Peruvian treat, better known as guinea pig in America. Before and after. Photo credit: Peter Gilstrap
Yes, it’s bull penis. In China, it’s considered an aphrodisiac. Photo credit: Peter Gilstrap
A Chinese monkey brain table. The live monkey’s head sticks through the hole as guests dine on the contents of the opened skull. Photo credit: Peter Gilstrap

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia